16.12.2015 00:47 h

Sevilla, Espanyol, Betis, Deportivo into Cup last 16

Sevilla, Espanyol, Real Betis and Deportivo La Coruna all advanced to the last 16 of the Copa Del Rey on Tuesday to join already-qualified Barcelona and Cadiz.

Deportivo held on for a 1-1 draw against second division Llagostera in their fourth round, second leg tie in Galicia for a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Real Betis, 2-0 winners at home, were 3-1 down at Sporting Gijon in northern Spain before coming back to draw 3-3, and go through 5-3 on aggregate.

Sevilla already had one foot into the last 16 after their 3-0 away win and easily advanced on front of their home crowd with a 2-0 success over Logrones.

Espanyol, meanwhile, got off to a winning start under new Romanian coach Constantin Galca, coming back from a goal down to win 2-1, and advance 3-2 on aggregate.

Holders Barcelona have already assured their place in the last 16 with a 6-1 thrashing of Villanovense.

Real Madrid's expulsion from the competition for fielding an ineligible player against Cadiz, allowed the third division side to advance.

Gary Neville has a great chance to seal his first win as Valencia boss at the third attempt when Los Che host third tier Barakaldo at the Mestalla on Wednesday.

Valencia already lead the Basques 3-1 from the first leg before Neville's appointment a fortnight ago.